Having a fast and reliable charger for employees who drive electric vehicles is an important way to support your workplace and your people. It can help build staff loyalty, support recruiting efforts, and provide your team with a reliable way to get to and from work.
Charge Vermont is offering grants to workplaces to offset the cost of adding EV charging for employees. Charge Vermont grants could cover about 90%-100% of the cost of installing a Level-1 or Level-2 Charger at a workplace in Vermont.
Funding is limited, so you’re encouraged to apply now. Applications may be submitted through January 15, 2026. Projects must be installed within 12 months of your application’s approval, with reasonable accommodations being considered based on equipment lead time.
The workplace charging incentive program is available to for-profit businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Applicants that are women- and minority-owned businesses are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note: If the applicant is not the landowner, the landowner must authorize the application.
Charge Vermont will help fund and facilitate a turnkey process to add EV charging to your workplace. This includes technical assistance, site design, installation planning, upgrades needed to make the space ready, charging hardware, and installation.
Applicants that are women- and minority-owned businesses are eligible to have up to 100% of the total project cost covered, while non-profits and government agencies qualify for up to 95% of the total project cost and for-profit businesses qualify for up to 90%.
Download all of the specs and award thresholds for workplace charging incentives.
Step 1: Apply
Fill out the simple application form. Once we receive it, we’ll contact you to do a pre-screening call.
Step 2: Contact an Installer
After the pre-screening call, you’ll contact an installer to get a design and cost estimate. If you have an installer that you want to use, that’s great. If not, find an installer who can help.
The installer will design the system and coordinate with your local utility. They’ll determine where the charger(s) will go and recommend any civil engineering or utility work that might be needed to make the site ready. It’s important for your installer to be aware of the program’s grant requirements while doing their work.
Step 3: Design & Estimate Review
After the design estimate has been completed and submitted, Charge Vermont will review it according to the grant criteria. To increase your chances of getting approved, it’s important that all grant requirements are met during the design process.
Step 4: Installation
Once the design and estimate review is complete and approved, your installer will move forward with the project. Projects must be installed within 12 months of application approval, with reasonable accommodation being considered based on equipment lead time.
Step 5: Operation
Once the system is up and running, the property’s owner will be responsible for a few things. You’ll need to check that the charger is functional and accessible, that it’s connected to the internet via wifi, and that there are no errors shown on the display. Your installer or manufacturer is your first point of contact to work through any issues.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose whether the charger is networked or non-networked. A networked charger gives you the opportunity to charge drivers for their charging time. You can also control the price you charge. As an employer, you’ll have the choice of whether you provide EV charging at no cost to your employees as a benefit or if you want to charge for it.
Charge Vermont grants could cover about 90-100% of the cost of installing EV charging at a workplace in Vermont.
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- If you are a woman- or minority-owned business, you will have a 0% match.
- If you are a for-profit organization, you will have a 10% applicant match.
- If you are a non-profit organization, government agency, or a multi-unit dwelling with 50% or more affordable housing units, you will have a 5% applicant match.
- Please note: if you have multiple locations or branches, there is a $100,000 per-applicant cap.
This is a statewide grant open to applicants from all of Vermont. Funding is limited, so please apply now.
|Hardware grant cap per port – OCPP compliant
|Hardware grant cap per port – OCPP non-compliant
|Make-ready work and installation
|Project cap for workplaces with 1-50 employee(s) per location
|Capped at 4 ports
|Project cap for workplaces with 51-100 employees per location
|Capped at 8 ports
|Project cap for workplaces with 101+ employees per location
|Capped at 12 ports